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Lake Rousseau Pool Home, Dock, Canoe, Kayaks, Fire Pit, Nature Lovers Paradise!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Lakefront Pool Home with Dock, Canoe, Kayaks & Fire Pit

Situated on Lake Rousseau is Paradise Found! Relax and enjoy all of the amenities this wonderful pool home and its location have to offer! An open and spacious floor-plan awaits you including 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms that comfortably sleeps six. Enjoy a perfect cup of coffee from the Keurig coffee maker while you watch the sunrise in the large screened porch overlooking oak trees draped with Spanish Moss, views of the lake and the wildlife that frequent the area, very calming and peaceful! When you’re not fishing, bird watching, laying under the trees on the hammock, or exploring the lake with the canoe and two kayaks, take a dip in the refreshing screen enclosed swimming pool. As your day of adventure comes to an end enjoy the sunset while having a marshmallow roast and your favorite beverage around a roaring fire at large backyard fire pit. Fishing is the name of the game on this lake and the covered boathouse has 2 slips waiting for your boat! There is Goldendale public boat ramp just a short run to our dock. Run your boat east up the Withlacoochee River to the sparkling clear waters of the Rainbow River where you can swim, tube, fish or tie your boat and dine at one of two waterfront restaurants, Swampy's or the Blue Gator Bar and Grill. If you boat west to Inglis Dam you can tie up and hike the nature trails and explore. Minutes by car takes you to Dunnellon’s antique shops, boat rentals, diving, snorkeling, and tubing or kayaking adventures on the sparkling clear waters of the Rainbow River and Rainbow Springs State Park. Drive a short distance west to Crystal River and swim with manatees, dive for scallops, or visit the beach and go shelling or ocean fishing. You can also trailer your boat to the Gulf of Mexico for saltwater fishing and scalloping! The ideal location, so much to see and do!

Karl & Debbie Schroeder
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018


Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Attached bath and TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , With TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , There is an extra twin mattress under one of the beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Bring your boats! Two stall covered boat house available, free to use. Public ramps to Lake Rousseau, Withlacoochee River, Rainbow River, and Crystal River are located close by. Dock your boat at the house during your stay.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

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Lake Rousseau Pool Home, Dock, Canoe, Kayaks, Fire Pit, Nature Lovers Paradise!
average rating of 4.6734695 based on 49 reviews

Peaceful, serene, relaxing, and just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time! Paradise Found was all they said it was an more. Our family of 7 found it extremely comfortable! The kids couldn't get enough of the lake or pool. It was nice to be able to swim whenever kids wanted to! It was a beautiful, large pool with plenty of fun! We are a fishing family and so the lake was the perfect spot! The covered dock provided nice shad and cover for our Kayaks. Ahhh!! The Hammock!! Need I say more? My 7 months old daughter and I found this little piece of heaven dreamy! Our kids also enjoyed the large backyard where they could play nerf wars and enjoy smores at night at the campfire! The house was a great size for us! We loved the large kitchen and two bathrooms! That in itself was a huge deal for a big family. The convince of a washer and dryer was fantastic! The bonus features such as the kayaks, pool toys, hammock and antigravity chairs was a perfect touch we didn't know about going in!! Oh did I mention the little koi pond?! I love the sound of water and this little invite was exactly what I needed! The property was in a great location to stores, rivers and lakes! The owners were awesome to work with and right on top of answering any questions we had. We highly, highly recommend this place for your next stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shilo, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! You have truly captured the spirit of Paradise Found. So glad you had a great time and took in all the sights and places to visit in the area, everything is so close to us! We are looking forward to your return! :)
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Macclenny FL

Relaxing and peaceful trip

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very helpful they responded very quickly. Home had everything that was promised. Very well stocked, clean and my family had a great relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Paradise Found is heaven found!

  • 5 of 5

Paradise Found was one of the best houses I have stayed on VRBO. The setting is so peaceful and quiet. The house is clean, comfortable and well-equipped. It was just me and my husband but the house is spacious enough for a family. The yard is well-groomed; a hammock hanging from the trees is just the perfect spot for an afternoon nap. A screened-in porch also faces the lake, which is nice for rainy days.

We caught bluegill and bass right off the dock. Also, we enjoyed viewing the amazing array of bird life--herons, cranes, gulls and even a hawk. We also spotted turtles and alligators. There are a couple of kayaks and a canoe on the property, which was great--we did not have to lug ours.

I especially loved floating in the pool while enjoying the view of the lake with moss hanging from the trees. Plus, the neighbors are so friendly and we felt very safe. I wanted to just move in. The location is accessible to both Crystal River and to Dunnellon.

The only negative aspect of this vacation was leaving! We hope to be back very soon. Thanks, Karl and Debbie, for the hospitality! It was, indeed, truly paradise found!

Deborah P.

Huntsville, Alabama

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and total relaxation!!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to rent this home instead of staying in a hotel, and we are SO glad we did! The view of the lake from the backyard is beautiful. We loved using the kayaks and canoe that comes with the property. We came to paddle board at Crystal River, but found we enjoyed the tranquility of this lake house just as much! Everything we needed was available at the house. The pool was clean and the house was very clean. We really enjoyed relaxing in the hammock after a full day at Crystal River. I would definitely come back and highly recommend this property. The Schroeders were very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ft. Myers Fl

Beautiful house in a great location!!

  • 5 of 5

awesome house very comfortable and homey great views pool is great, brought a pontoon boat with us and had an excelent time boating up to the rainbow river just be mindful of the channel lots of stumps and thick weeds outside of it.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dennis, Thank you for the awesome 5 Star review! So glad you brought your boat and enjoyed the lake. Hope to see you again soon.
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Great place.

  • 4 of 5

House was clean and comfortable. Only stayed one night but back for the week this week.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you for staying here in Paradise! Glad you enjoyed your stay, too bad it was for work not pleasure! Maybe next time! :)
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Nearest Airport
87 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Blue Gator Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Juliette Falls Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Blue Gator and Swampy's
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach

Travel to Historic Dunnellon and indulge in antique shopping, a terrific variety of restaurants and boat tours and rentals. Visit Rainbow Springs State Park where you can swim and snorkel the sparkling Rainbow River, hike the walking paths and tube or kayak the Rainbow River. There are three local Golf Courses including Citrus Springs Golf and Country Club, Juliette Falls Golf and El Diablo Golf and Country Club.

We are located approx. 95 minutes northwest of Walt Disney World, Orlando and Tampa. Convenient to major airports and Theme Parks. We are also just 20 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico where you can swim with the Manatees and just over 2 hours from Daytona Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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